Published Jun 24. 2006

GFF Summit 2006

This is a first! Not that we GFF partners haven’t fished with each other and with a lot of you GFF visitors, but we have never set up a formal meeting.

That is what we do now!

The first Annual GFF Summit.

GFF summit forum
Drop me a mail on or go to the GFFsummit forum and let us all know and I’ll start building a list of participants and get this thing rolling.

The issue has been discussed a bit in our discussion forum, and while there was no uniform opinion about a time of year, there was a consensus on making this a European event in the first round. Since one fourth of the GFF partners (namely me, Martin Joergensen) is in Denmark, I found Denmark to be the perfect place for a first summit (sic!). And in Denmark the island Fyn is centrally placed and fairly easily accessible to most people from Northern Europe and Scandinavia. Fyn also offers some fine fishing—not a big disadvantage the purpose of the arrangement taken into consideration.

Regarding the time we don’t want to wait too long, so I have set the dates to mid September. Mid-summer is not good and August is usually still a bit too warm. In September we have both sea trout in the daytime (as well as evening, night and morning) and probably mullet too. And should anybody be so inclined, there are streams as well as lakes, which have started to come down in temperature.

So September 14th-17th this year it is.
And Fyn in Denmark it is.

Google Maps shows you the island

The practicalities will follow, but let’s agree on some camping ground near or on the coast, probably in the Northern part of Fyn, but don’t consider that a final decision.
I will aim for somewhere with both tent space and cabins, should anyone want some luxury.

Basically the trip will be with self-catering, but we may do some coordination on-site or in advance depending on our moods.

Participation will be free of charge. You just have to pay for the camping and what else you need. Licenses for the coast are dirt-cheap and apart from waders you need a 5-7 weight rod, a floater or intermediate line (or a ditto shooting head) and a bunch of grey Woolly Buggers.

More details will follow as things develop.

Regards the GFF staff
Martin (& Bob, Raske & Steve)

What's in store for the participants?

Danish fishing can be everything from fantastic to mediocre or even lousy.
But just to wet your appetite, here's a bunch of articles on GFF on the subject:




Hope the fish-in went well. I tried to catch sea-trout at Gilleleje in August but too hot. A 9 kilo sea-trout came out of the Gudena on a night I was there but not to me. Ah well!


Kai Nolting's picture

Hi there,

now it's only a couple of days to the GFFsummit and I'm very exited to meet and great you all on Fyn.
Has anyone experiences about the conditions regarding seatrouts, weather, etc.


Looking forward to see you soon

Kai Nolting's picture

Hi Florian,
I've just sent an email to Martin, that I'm going to attend the meeting. So I'm not on his list, yet.
I live in Leverkusen (near Colone) and if you like to travel on the motorway via A3 / A1 / A7 to Fyn, I appreciate to accompanion you.
If you are interested, I think it's best to correspond directly via Email

Florian's picture

If somebody wants to join my long journey from Frankfurt / Main, please contact me.
It's no problem to pick you up on the towns along my way (Kassel, Hannover, Hamburg, Flensburg, etc.)

I'd love to join too.
But I have no car.
Is there anybody planning to travel by car from Berlin to the summit ... and has an occasional seat and some luggageplace left free for me?

Send me a ticket and I'd love to join in. On the other hand I think I'm supposed to be collecting gypsy moth traps yet.

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